Territories Between Us

Territories between us, and the sites at which we meet.

Territories Between Us foregrounds embodied ways of knowing, delving into various subjectivities to point to the many ways our existences are territorialised by structures – both visible and invisible. By engaging works that oscillate between disciplines, modes of working, or tether on the borders of these territories, the exhibition attempts to inch away from the ‘counterstance’, to explore a restored existence. 

In the exhibition, works by a number of contemporary artists are used as a point of departure to interrogate ideas of place, and the comp exities of belonging while also asking questions relating to current areas of thought at this moment in relation to contemporary art collections. Thinking about how collections negotiate questions of representation, access, and visibility, the exhibition seeks to invite visitors to ask challenging questions of the permanent collection while simultaneously using it as a tool to think through various contemporary concerns. 

The exhibition draws works from the collection in conversation with artistic intervention and works outside the collection. 


  • Bronwyn Katz
  • Donna Kukama
  • Helena Uambembe
  • Moshekwa Langa
  • Nyakallo Maleke
  • Senzeni Marasela
  • Simnikiwe Buhlungu
  • Teresa Firmino
  • Zyma Amien

Tšhegofatšo Mabaso 
Phone: 021 467 7234
Email: tmabaso@iziko.org.za 

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